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[Video] ABA Capitol Hill Fly-In 2017

Motorcoach| May 4, 2017

ABA members kick off its annual Capitol Hill Fly-in on May 4 to provide ABA members an opportunity to meet with their elected legislative officials and staff to discuss the important issues facing the motorcoach, travel and tourism industries today.

APTA issues 'alert' to contact Congress to support capital grant program

Government Issues| March 30, 2017

The Capital Investment Grant (CIG) program would be phased out in President Trump's FY 2018 "skinny budget" proposal.

Accessibility| February 9, 2017

Profile: Chris Pangilinan, Program Director at TransitCenter

When Chris Pangilinan was a little kid, riding in the backseat of his family’s station wagon, the red stoplights annoyed him. “I would think, Why is this so inefficient? Why do we have to stop all the time?” he recalls...

January 19, 2017

D.C. event shares perspectives on today's (and tomorrow's) mobility challenges

With the transportation landscape evolving quickly in recent years — new mobility options and growing support for transit and bicycling — decision-makers face greater opportunity and unpredictability in how they can utilize and react to such options.

Security and Safety | January 12, 2017

L.A. Metro launches sexual harassment counseling hotline

The 24/7 hotline will be staffed by counselors from the community advocacy organization Peace Over Violence, which has 45 years of experience counseling victims of sexual abuse in Los Angeles County.

Motorcoach| May 12, 2016

ABA's inaugural Capitol Hill Fly-In a 'Big Success'

During the in-person meetings with the officials from both the House of Representatives and Senate, participants personally thanked elected officials for supporting the FAST Act, a five-year surface transportation reauthorization bill that was passed in December 2015.

Rail| September 23, 2015

Operation Lifesaver's Joyce Rose to end tenure in 2015

Before joining Operation Lifesaver in December of 2012, Rose served as staff director for the Railroads Subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committe. The OLI board will conduct a search for Rose’s successor.

Mobility| September 10, 2015

Uber, Lyft must improve access for riders with disabilities, Calif. advocates say

During a hearing with LAX's disability advisory committee this year, Uber representatives said they had about 10 wheelchair-accessible vehicles available in L.A., provided by a non-emergency medical transportation company.

Mobility| August 24, 2015

D.C. advocates call on Uber, Lyft to add wheelchair accessible vehicles

For months, Uber has been seeking agreements with a handful of D.C. cab companies to access the companies’ wheelchair-ready vans for use on the Uber Taxi platform. The cab companies, however, are not interested in working with Uber.

Rail| September 22, 2014

Princeton Dinky advocacy group will not appeal decision

The Surface Transportation Board ruled in July that New Jersey Transit is exempt from federal oversight. Two lawsuits filed by residents and the group Save the Dinky are still active at the New Jersey Appellate Division level.
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